Doodling on yoga mats

Doodling on yoga mats

Doodling on yoga mats 650 501 Consie Sindet

I am a huge fan of yoga and regularly practice at PS108 here in NJ. Since I have gotten pretty addicted to doodling, I thought it would be fun to add a few designs to my yoga mat!
Doodling on yoga mats with fabric markers and paint • AtopSerenityHill.comAfter some experimenting, I figured out that the best solution for the yoga mat was to use fabric markers and paint. The specific brands I used were Stained by Sharpie Brush Tip Fabric Markers, a Sharpie Oil Paint Marker and Michael’s Arts and Crafts brand of fabric paint in spray bottles (this Tulip set will work as well).
Doodling on yoga mats with fabric markers and paint • AtopSerenityHill.comBut first, let me mention what did not work. The design above was done with regular Sharpie markers. As you can see, the black started to rub off and smear as I used my mat. As permanent as these markers are, they didn’t adhere well enough to my yoga mat.
Doodling on yoga mats with fabric markers and paint • AtopSerenityHill.comThe fabric markers stayed way better but I also used the precaution of adding the designs to the edges of the mat only. Yoga mats can get pretty beat up during a practice, so to be on the safe side, I recommend keeping your designs to the outside of your mats.
Doodling on yoga mats with fabric markers and paint • AtopSerenityHill.comThe design above was painted on first with fabric paint. I then loosely outlined the leaves and flowers with a black fabric marker and added highlights with a white oil-based paint marker.
Doodling on yoga mats with fabric markers and paint • AtopSerenityHill.comTo make it easy to pick up the paint, I sprayed a small amount onto a foam plate and then applied it to the yoga mat with a paint brush.
Doodling on yoga mats with fabric markers and paint • AtopSerenityHill.comThe colors are more transparent with the fabric paint but I love the softer effect. The combination of the fabric markers and the paint will give you endless ways to add designs!

If you need some inspiration for doodling on your own yoga mat, check out my Doodling Addiction board on Pinterest. While you are there, I would love for you to follow all of my boards!

Namaste and happy doodling!

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23 comments
  • Leslie March 26, 2014 at 11:08 am

    What a great idea. Everything else can be personalized.

  • Kersten March 26, 2014 at 3:27 pm

    What a fun way to dress up and personalize a yoga mat! Love it!

  • Jackie P Neal March 26, 2014 at 7:45 pm

    Consie- what a super idea and would make a wonderful gift!! Thanks so much for sharing the tips about what does and does Not work!!

  • germaine fryc March 26, 2014 at 8:10 pm

    what a great idea! and I love your doodles, they are perfect on yours. Mine is blue and almost new, but I will doodle on it somehow and show you when it’s finished. thank you for showing it!

  • Bonnie @ Mom’s Lifesavers March 27, 2014 at 6:10 pm

    Loved this idea! Pinned it to our board You Can Make It To! – I love that you shared what didn’t work too! #foodiescraftiessoiree

    • Consie Sindet April 3, 2014 at 7:55 am

      Thanks, Bonnie! I think what doesn’t work is even more important to share! That way you don’t make the same mistakes I did. Thanks for visiting.

  • Seana Turner March 28, 2014 at 3:44 pm

    I’m glad to read this because I think I would have tried Sharpies. I’m terrible with paint, but I think I could handle the fabric markets. My mat is so boring, and I do use it a lot so I think this would be fun. I love to doodle…

    • Consie Sindet April 3, 2014 at 7:57 am

      I’m glad I posted the “what didn’t work” part! The fabric markers have more of a brush tip than the regular Sharpies but you can do alot with them. Have fun decorating your mat!

  • Aida @ TheCraftingFoodie March 29, 2014 at 9:17 pm

    I love this! What a great idea! I was thinking about a gift I could get for all of my sisters, and this is perfect. It’s functional (we all love yoga), and it’s so personal. I’m pinning this! Thanks for sharing!

    • Consie Sindet April 3, 2014 at 8:01 am

      Thanks, Aida! So excited you might make the yoga mats as gifts! Your sisters would love them, I’m sure.

  • Akaleistar March 30, 2014 at 11:00 am

    What a great idea and so pretty!

  • Jess March 31, 2014 at 2:36 pm

    I would have never thought to do this! How cute and awesome!

    Thanks for joining the Link Up this week!

  • Katherine Jeanne Wood March 31, 2014 at 11:01 pm

    Ooh, what a great idea! So pretty.

  • Daisy April 1, 2014 at 1:58 am

    That’s just beautiful. A wonderful idea and would make a wonderful gift!! Thanks so much for sharing.

    • Consie Sindet April 3, 2014 at 8:06 am

      Thanks, Daisy. Doodling on the mats would make the perfect personalized gift! I hope you can think of someone you can paint one for!

  • laura@imnotatrophywife.com April 10, 2014 at 7:37 am

    Consie- what a creative, fun idea. I immediately thought of inspirational quotes would be fun too! Would you please consider linking this to Friday Favorites at http://imnotatrophywife.com? Party goes live tonight! Such a great idea!!! laura
    Any suggestions on how to get my tennis boys to do yoga- coaches are suggesting it for injury prevention!!! xo, laura

  • Janice schaub July 15, 2014 at 10:39 am

    What a great idea. My daughter in law may like something like that as a gift.
    Janice

  • randi August 10, 2015 at 8:35 am

    This is beautiful! Thank you so much for the tips!

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